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#3194 – How Much Chalk Is too Much?

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Friday 11/30/18

Finally – an article about chalk, I will tell you now that, yes, you use too much!
Ok, I am k idding, but this is an interesting read. Here are a few excerpts:

How Much Chalk Is too Much?

Gyms have a love-hate relationship with chalk.

Trainees love to use it, but the people responsible for cleaning gyms hate it because a widespread dusting of white powder extends well beyond lifting areas even if a concerted effort is made to restrict its use to a portion of the gym. It takes time to sweep and mop it up.

As we are biased to believe, researchers discovered chalk use appeared to allow the completion of more repetitions.

 . . . chalk use appeared to increasepalm-surface temperature on gymnasts using the parallel bars, with the researchers concluding that blister formation would be reduced if the athletes did not use chalk

Read the full article here.

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